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and closely-fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory
state of iowa, where governor romney and president obama has spent so much time. it was a dramatic finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and b
's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous crowd in colorado. and his wife ann romney. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you so very much, colorado. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument makes the case that he's the -- >> reach across the street to the neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. [ laughter ] >> and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> reporter: on the campaign plane, ann romney making a trip to the back of the plane. talking about the am
of history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild dogs. and zookeepers race to fend them off. how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaching out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of hope, a day of renewal, a day of beginning. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "gma." we are kicking off the day of giving on abc. and we are going to be seeing robin roberts with a special message for everyone. >> that will be great. >> elizabeth vargas here for this important morning. we're teaming up with the red cross for an unprecedented event with the entire abc family. you see staten island there, th
boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes des
on the wealthy was a central issue of president obama's campaign. he talked about it in every, single campaign speech. >> the wealthiest americans got tax cuts. tax cuts. try a tax cut. another trillion dollar tax cut that favors the wealthy. >> reporter: in her exclusive interview thursday, diane sawyer pressed the speaker on that. >> 60% of the voters have said that they are ready to raise these taxes. they are ready to have the wealthier americans pitch in here. >> i said yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> reporter: the looming fiscal crisis has already affected financial markets, helping drive the dow below 13,000 for the first time since september. if a deal is not struck, virtually every american taxpayer will see a substantial increase in their taxes starting january 1st. during the last negotiations, speaker boehner's hands were tied because tea party conservatives opposed compromise. here's what he told george back then. >> there's no daylight between the tea party and me. >> reporter: what does he think of the tea party now? >> we don't have a tea party caucus to sp
will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. and happening now, a new storm threat for the east coast next week, as temperatures plunge to near-freezing in the disaster zone. desperation growing. no heat, no power, sending these people into dumpsters for food in downtown new york. >>> running on empty. the massive gas shortage reaches a new crisis point, as fistfights erupt and guns are pulled at the pump. >> i have no power at home. i can't get gas. and i'm waiting over three hours. what's wrong with this country? >> fuel running out for ambulances and police. >>> mystery winner. the mom who scored the $23 million golden ticket and didn't know it until her daughter spotted her picture on tv. where she found the ticket at the very last minute. ♪ let's hear it for new jersey >>> the stars rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all
vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he's open -- suggests he's open to a compromise on taxes. and you have to pay attention to this. these negotiations are going to affect everyone's taxes before next year. we're going to get into that just ahead. >> huge news on taxes. >>> we also have huge medical news this morning. a headline. new evidence that the prescription drugs that millions of americans take to help their heart may cut their cancer risk by as much as 15%. that is a big, big headline. >> sure is. >>> also, caught on tape. the shocking surveillance video that reveals what happened when a delta commuter jet was stolen in utah by a rogue pilot. an incredible story. you do not want to miss. >> wow. >>> first, we're going to get to the nor'easter slamming the region, the same region ravished by hurricane sandy. sam and our extreme weather team are covering it all inside the storm zone. we start with sam champion. hey, sam. >> last night, four to six inch
of the first round of negotiations about the looming fiscal cliff crisis. after meeting with president obama, democratic and republican leaders say they were confident about reaching an agreement. about's david kerley has the details from the white house. david, we all remember how badly these negotiations ended in 2011. a lot of people wondering if this time will be any different. >> reporter: we'll see, bianna. but you could hear it. there was a big difference. it was the tone. that doesn't mean we have a deal at hand to end the so-called fiscal cliff. it is big. and it affects every one of us. >> we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after that big white house meeting, did it feel like someone took their foot off the gas pedal as we head toward a steep cliff? >> we had a constructive meeting with the president. >> it was a constructive meeting. >> reporter: sounds like some progress. and we need some because this is what happens january 1st if the president and congress don't make a deal. first, those so-called bush tax cuts will expire. which in essence means, a tax increase f
confirmed to me that prime minister netanyahu spoke to president obama on friday just before the president went off to asia, and they are just hoping that this does resolve itself, but the conditions are still a little bit far apart. israel wants to make sure that hamas never fires another rocket into this state and also that it cannot be rearmed via the western sort of side of gaza, and hamas wants to make sure there are no more targeted assassinations, and it wants to be able to have the siege of gaza lifted, so conditions still quite far apart. >> delicate act of diplomacy. all right, christiane, we appreciate you reporting live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which
with politics. they finally finished counting ballots in florida. the official winner in that state barack obama. president obama edged out mitt romney by 74,000 out of 8 million cast. the governor of florida will seek to see what it can do to improve the voting process in florida. many people waited as long as seven hours to cast their ballots. >>> power is finally coming back for thousands of people in new jersey still in the dark since superstorm sandy. people should have power restore today. 98% of homes and businesses in new york have their lights back on. but progress is much slower on long island where hundreds of angry residents protested outside of power companies. >>> and actors justin timberlake and jessica biel were among the volunteers helping clean up storm-ravaged rockaways queen. they were handing out food and supplies to victims of the area which was hard hit by that storm. >>> and the country's largest four-year college system is looking to crackdown on so-called superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this
, islamabad. >>> and the obama administration is extending a key deadline for its health care law. states have have at least an extra month to submit their plans for health insurance in stages. millions of americans are expected to get private coverage subsidized by the government. many states delayed their plans to see if president obama would be re-elected. he was. >>> and the u.s. supreme court will hear a challenge to the landmark law that protects against racial discrimination at the polls. the voting rights act requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections. the high court considered but did not rule on the same issue three years ago. >>> finally, good karma, if you believe in karma, for a chicago man who helped clean up after hurricane sandy. john turner and the staff at his water removal business came to new jersey. they traveled there to clean flooded homes. after a hard day of work, he bought a lottery scratchoff ticket. he won 100,000 bucks. not surprisingly, he plans to donate some of
. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. questions on all of the big issues. but also on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable.
men and jill kelly. >>> president obama is sure to be asked about this scandal when he holds his first postelection news conference today. george and diane will be here at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >>> josh elliott has the other stories. >> we begin with the breaking news overnight. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. not going to lie. >> to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays
around-the-clock missions. >>> final sprint. with just three days until election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had
president obama is hoping to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year's end when massive spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expire. before he sits down with congressional leaders this friday the president has invited union leaders and corporate executives to the white house to get their takes on a possible compromise. republicans say higher tax rates are not an option. >>> meantime, a new concern for the financial markets, japan's economy, the world's third largest shrank 3.5% last quarter. a sign that japan may now already be in recession. >>> and finally, a major embarrassment for britain's iconic beef eaters. those guards that stand guard in london. the somehow, the thief managed to scale the walls here and steal the keys to the tower, including the key that unlocks the draw bridges. guards reportedly saw the burglar but couldn't leave their positions to chase him. they radioed a night watchman but got no response. we're told the queen's jewels, inside the tower, were never at risk. ohm to amy. >>> autism is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children born in the u.s. and no
obama held that for 24 hours, as well. >>> let's go to our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who has more on the growing questions about how the fbi has handled the story. >> reporter: good morning, george. the more you dig into this case, the seedier it gets. apparently jill kelly, the woman at the center of the new allegations involving general allen, got the attention of a lot of men. she was a friendly acquaintance of the fbi agent who started the whole case. and it turns out, he sent her shirtless pictures of himself. now, the agent is under investigation, for calling members of congress, breaking fbi policy about disclosing the investigation. such investigations need to be kept private and out of public. >> there's reasons that the fbi kept this from congress and the white house and the president during the campaign. >> reporter: the justice department officials say they followed the rules. the fbi's focus was on whether internet harassment laws were broken by the alleged mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus was never the focus of the investigation. and the investigatio
. president obama has his first face-to-face meeting with congressional leaders over the fiscal cliff set to hit january 1st. let's go to abc's jonathan karl for more on that. >> reporter: there's not much time left. as one senior white house official told me, this has to be a real start to this meeting. there's no time for photo opes or show meetings. i'm told the president is going to kick things off with a public statement, reiterating his firm position that tax rates on the wealthiest 2% must go up. he will not waiver on that, even as he wants to cut taxes or extend tax cuts for everybody else. that would appear to put him on a collision course with republicans who said raising tax rates on anybody is unacceptable. so, george, potential collision course. but i've got to tell you, both sides are saying they believe something can and must be worked out. >> but to be clear, working things out, the bottom line is wealthier are going to pay more one way or the other. >> reporter: that's absolutely the case. even republicans at this point concede that the wealthy has to pay more taxes. they
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